» Archive for the 'Juvenile Chapter Book' Category

The last panther/ Todd Mitchell

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eleven-year-old Kiri has a secret: wild things call to her. More than anyone else, she’s always had a special connection to animals.  But when Kiri has an encounter with the last known Florida panther, her life is quickly turned on end. Caught between her conservationist father, who wants to send the panther to a zoo, and the village poachers, who want to sell it to feed their families, Kiri must embark on a journey that will take her deep into the wilderness.  c. 2017

The piper’s apprentice/ Matthew Cody

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

On the mysterious Summer Isle, siblings Max and Carter discovered the magical land where the villainous Pied Piper led the children of Hamelin centuries ago. They were trapped outside of time in a never-ending clash against a vicious rat army. After a desperate battle with a cruel soul-stealing magician, Max and Carter found themselves separated: Max with their newfound allies (human and trollson alike), Carter with . . . the Piper.    c. 2017

The lost frost girl/ Amy Wilson

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

With a name like hers, Owl never expected her life to be normal, at home or at school. But when Owl finds out that she is Jack Frost’s daughter, her world shifts beyond what she could ever imagine.  Determined to meet him, Owl delves into Jack’s wonderful world of winter and magic – the kind of place she thought only existed in fairy tales.  c. 2017

Head in the clouds (Dory Fantasmagory; #4)/ Abby Hanlon (local author)

Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Dory has her first loose tooth, and, with her usual over-the-top excitement, she cannot stop talking about the tooth fairy. Naturally, this drives her brother and sister crazy. But it also sparks a serious jealous streak in her nemesis, Mr. Gobble Cracker, who wants all of Dory’s attention to herself.   c. 2018

Olive and the backstage ghost/ Michelle Schusterman.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After Olive Preiss freezes during a theater camp audition, she flees in despair. She finds herself at Maudeville, a beautiful old theater that she’s never noticed before. She enters, goes onstage, and sings her song. “Thank you for that lovely audition, darling,” comes a voice from the shadows. “I believe I have just the part for you.”  c. 2017

Touchdown kid/ Tim Green

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cory has always been passionate about football. But life for him and his single mom has been hard, making it difficult for Cory to play. And though Cory is a good kid, he’s constantly surrounded by negative influences. But when the coach from an elite private school with one of the best football programs in the country recognizes his talents on the field, Cory is presented with an unbelievable opportunity.

Great escape/ C. Alexander London

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The wild animals of Ankle Snap Alley have been disappearing, and Kit knows exactly why: The People are animal-napping them and taking them to the zoo! Not only that, but they are at the very same zoo where Kit’s mother is being held captive. So Kit decides to round up the Moonlight Brigade and lead the charge to set the Wild Ones free.  c. 2017

Erin Entrada Kelly-Hello, universe (Newbery Medal winner 2018)

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball.  They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well.  2017

Judith Rossell-Wormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery Intrigue; #2)

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eleven-year-old Stella Montgomery has always wondered about her family. What happened to her mother? And could she have a long-lost sister somewhere? Stella’s awful Aunts refuse to tell her anything, and now they have sent her Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and their governess.  c. 2016